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NFU Mutual support Ysbyty Gwynedd with 'Giving Fund'

The Llangefni branch of NFU Mutual nominated Awyr Las: The North Wales NHS Charity as a charity within their annual ‘Giving Fund’ to raise funds for Alaw Ward and Dewi Ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

The ‘Giving Fund’ at NFU Mutual is responsible for distributing £1.92 million to local charities across the UK in 2023 and Awyr Las are incredibly lucky to receive a huge £6,400 of this!

The incredible donation of £6,400 will be split between Alaw Ward and Dewi Ward and will go on to provide added extras that go over and above what the NHS can fund for both wards.

Alaw Ward, the cancer ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd, are fundraising towards a new cold cap for cancer patients going through chemotherapy treatment. The cold cap can help preserve hair follicles and prevent hair from falling out during treatment, it is something that is offered to every chemotherapy patient on the ward and has been highly successful.

Dewi Ward, the Children’s Ward at the hospital, have got multiple projects ongoing at the moment but are looking to update their parental accommodation, Ty Enfys, which this donation will be hugely helpful towards. The parental accommodation is for parents/carers of young long-stay patients so they can be near to their family rather than travelling to and from hospital every day, especially when that journey can be over an hour.

Talking about the donation, Kirsty Thomson, Head of Fundraising for Awyr Las, said: “We are so grateful to NFU Mutual for choosing not one but two wards at Ysbyty Gwynedd to donate to as part of their Giving Fund.

“We are extremely grateful to have received such a huge donation which will go towards projects on both Alaw Ward and Dewi Ward to help them provide a service that goes over and above what the NHS can fund.”

If you would like to support Alaw or Dewi Ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd, please click here.

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